Dan Quayle graduated with honors from DePauw University in Indiana with a degree in political science. While serving in the Indiana National Guard, he earned a Juris Doctorate at the Indiana University School of Law. After accomplished careers as an investigator for the Indiana attorney general and an assistant to Gov. Edgar Whitcomb, Quayle was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1976. He was elevated to the Senate in 1981 where he served until 1989.
By William Haupt III
While Dan Quayle had a noteworthy career in state government, he stumbled on the national stage. As vice president for George H. W. Bush, from 1989 to 1993, he was widely ridiculed by the media as a …